“Dangerous times, trending.
New Brunswick seems to be the place to go to implement right wing concepts which undermine Seniors.
NB first to change pension legislation to get rid of defined benefit plans.
NB first to agree to provincial health care deal with federal government after provinces committed to stick together. Now NB first to privatize Extramural Care and Tele-Care.
Clearly there is no room for public opposition interest lobby which amounts to, dangerous times are trending.” – Trish McAuliffe and Herb John.
Article excerpt…Calls for more transparency
Cecile Cassista, executive director of the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents’ Rights, has been one of the most vocal opponents to the move.
Now that the deal has been made official, she says opponents plan to regroup and discuss what their next steps are.
She said she feels the government has not been transparent enough throughout this process, and is skeptical that the private company will be open about how well the services are doing once its taken them over.
“It’s really, really worrisome,” she said.